Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Jack O Lantern Candy Dish

Here is a vintage Halloween style candy dish that I just listed on ebay tonight. I found this unique candy dish and thought it would look great with a Halloween theme. The knob was broken on it, but I planned on sculpting over it any way! The jol is hand sculpted out of paper clay and then painted. I repainted the rest of the dish in black, orange, green and gold to match. Then I antiqued it to give it an old vintage look and gave it a protective clear coat. I thought it turned out quite elegant looking. It measures around 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall (including the jol).

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If you would like to view the auction please click the link below:
OOAK Vintage Halloween Art Candy Dish

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tombstone Trade Treasure!

I recently participated in a tombstone trade put on by Dani at Ambitions Design and got an awesome partner, Marie Patterson. If you have not seen her blog, you should really check it out. She does some really great stuff!!

Here is the tombstone that I made for Marie. The rules were to sculpt a tombstone and it needed to measure around 2.5 x. 3.5. I made this one out of polymer clay.
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Here is the tombstone that Marie made me! Isn't it just the coolest?! I love it!! He has a little marker in his hand that he used to cross out "RIP" and wrote "Never".
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I had a really fun time with this swap and hope to do it again next year!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Fun After the Show

I thought I would share some more pics of our trip after the show. I know there are a lot of pics, it was hard to narrow it down to this many. We had a lot of fun! Thanks to family that had timeshare, we were able to stay longer than we originally planned and at a really cool resort too!

While I was at the show, my husband took our daughter to the Central Florida Zoo. I thought this pic was so cute!
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The whole long drive from Kansas to Florida, all my daughter talked about was getting her pic with Mickey Mouse and going to the largest McDonalds in the world. As you can see we found the McDonalds, it had two floors with games and lots and lots of kids!
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We decided to go to Sea World and see Shamu. This is what we saw driving into the park.
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The shows were really great!
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We even got to dine with Shamu. Here he is saying "Hi".
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Unfortunately, the next morning,our daughter, Kaylie woke up with a fever. The next day she started to get a sore throat. We were starting to get a little worried because of the swine flu thing going around so we started to call around to find a doctor. Fortunately, the resort that we stayed at had a doctor that came to the rooms. Kaylie ended up getting tonsillitis! So, we ended up having to stay in the room a few more days. Kaylie was starting to worry that she wouldn't see Mickey before we had to go.

Here is the view from the back of our room.
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I thought this was a pretty cool pic!
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The day before we had to leave we decided to try and check out the beaches. We ended up at Vero beach. Another cute pic!
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The day we checked out of our room, Kaylie was feeling much better. We decided to sneak over to Disney World for a few hours. Okay it was more like most of the day. We had to leave at a decent time though because we had a LONG drive ahead. Here is the view driving into the Magical Kingdom.
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I loved the Halloween decorations that were around the park!
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Here is my daughter and me with a huge Mickey pumpkin!
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Of course we had to go check out the Haunted Mansion!
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And finally after waiting more than an hour, Kaylie got her pic with Mickey AND Minnie!!
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Back from Florida and My First Halloween Show!

Just got back from my first Halloween show and what a treat to be able to experience it in Florida! Me and my family had such a great time! I thought I would share a few pics! As I told you before the show was "Spirits on First" put on by Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery in historical downtown Sanford, Florida. Jeanine and the rest of the gang were so great and they did an awesome job at making the show really cool. I met so many great people, collectors and artists!!

Here is my table for the show:
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I had received a lot of postive comments on my work! I had made some Halloween jewelry with handmade clay beads that sold very well! I was really excited!
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I included with the jewelry a lined coffin box, that I handpainted, to store each piece in.
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Melissa Menzer was another artist that had a great display of antique pieces that she sculpted clay faces on. Each piece was so unique! She has quite the imagination!! I could have stared at her table for hours, there was so much detail in her work!
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Jorge de Rojas with HohoHalloween was also there! I had seen his work before and was really excited to finally meet him! He is such a talented artist and a wonderful person!!

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I really like his witches, so I had to get me one of his ornies!
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I thought it was so cool! After the show, he gave my daughter one of his pieces! She was very excited, she is making him something and is going to send it to him.
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I had such a fun time, I can't wait until next year!

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